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Below average obesity and excess weight in Leighton Linslade

Levels of obesity and excess weight are below average in Leighton Linslade when compared to other wards within the Central Beds area.

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New disability sports for Leighton-Linslade’s super ‘Yes We Can’ project

The Rotary Club of Leighton-Linslade is delighted to announce that the next stage of its disability sports programme kicks into action this spring.

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Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Social enterprise company chief executive Dawn Hewitt is on a mission to raise £21,000 for the charity she’s been involved with since its inception 21 years ago.

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REVEALED IN PICTURES: Animal group slams farm near Leighton Buzzard which supplied Nando’s, Lidl and Asda after chickens seen living next to corpses in cramped and squalid conditions

Shocking images taken by animals rights campaigners show the squalid and cramped conditions of chickens living at farm near Leighton Buzzard which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s.

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LISTED: The conditions you can’t get prescriptions for and the treatments banned by the NHS

Prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ remedies such as paracetamol and cold treatments have been cut after NHS officials voted in favour of money-saving plans.

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Jeanette has been with Woodside Clinic for over 20 years

Woodside Clinic celebrates move to historic Leighton Buzzard premises

A Leighton Buzzard health business is celebrating its move to an old town centre building with a colourful history - and lots more space!

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Leighton Buzzard chocolate shop supports girl power!

A Leighton Buzzard chocolate shop created a bold new bar to celebrate International Women’s Day and help girls through body and self-confidence issues.

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Seth and his family. Keith is at the back (left, wearing white/blue) and Linda is on the right (wearing red).

Leighton Buzzard grandparents’ trek to raise life expectancy of brave grandson

A Leighton Buzzard couple are braving the blustery hills of the north to help their beloved grandson fight Cystic Fibrosis.

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Gareth Ellis as Bippo

‘I want to cure any clown phobia in Leighton-Linslade’

“I don’t like saying I’m a clown!” laughs Gareth Ellis, aka Bippo, “It’s got such a bad stigma to it, but that’s what I am!”

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Four in five Britons don't know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people don’t know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people in th UK are infected with hepatitis B do not even know they have it, a study warned.

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Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Researchers found that high nicotine in electronic cigarettes causes non-alcohol fatty liver diseases in mice.

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The Putnoe Walk In Centre provides urgent care to approximately 35,000 patients each year

Meeting tonight to protect Putnoe Walk-In Centre

A public meeting will be held tonight to rally support for Putnoe Walk-In Centre.

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Menopause Support in Tesco, Swansea. Could Diane help your company or community group to start one?

Stewkley therapist hoping to start menopause support groups in Leighton Buzzard

A Stewkley therapist is fighting for fair treatment of women in the workplace as they experience the menopause, hoping to set up support groups in Leighton Buzzard.

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‘We didn’t import Catholicism from abroad’: We meet Anne-Marie Waters, leader of For Britain

‘We didn’t import Catholicism from abroad’: We meet Anne-Marie Waters, leader of For Britain

An elected NHS, police bosses going to prison if they do not prosecute certain criminals, and an Irish policy that could force soldiers back on to the streets of Belfast.

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Leighton Buzzard residents the worst for take-up of free NHS health checks in Beds CCG area

Leighton Buzzard residents the worst for take-up of free NHS health checks in Beds CCG area

Leighton Buzzard is the worst area under the remit of Beds Clinical Commissioning Group for the take-up of free NHS health checks.

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Catrin Ireland, Caprice and Catrin's dad, Keith Evans, at the Brain Tumour Research, Wear a Hat Day launch, 2018, at MK HQ. Photo by Jake McNulty

Leighton Buzzard mum gets her hat on for Brain Tumour Research

A mum from Leighton Buzzard who was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour has helped to launch a national fundraising campaign to find a cure for the disease.

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The 'Last of the Summer Ukuleles'. Jacky is pictured in the middle wearing the pink trilby and starry top.

Wingrave ukulele players don fancy hats for Brain Tumour Research gig this Wednesday!

Wingrave and Bedfordshire musicians are donning hats and strumming ukuleles to help scientists find a cure for brain tumours, and would love Leighton Buzzard residents to support them.

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Simple urine test could measure how long we have left to live

Simple urine test could measure how long we have left to live

A simple urine test could measure how much our body has aged and even how long left we have to live.

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Dash Direct bus service has cut traffic by over 17% above predicted levels for Southern Leighton Buzzard. PNL-180203-113544001

Meeting will debate air quality and congestion in Leighton Buzzard

Tackling congestion and improving air quality in Leighton Buzzard will be the focus of a public meeting at All Saints Church later this month.

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